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Types of Research Grants

Grants Overview Types of Grants Process and Timeline Funded Studies

The Alzheimer's Association funds a wide variety of investigations by scientists at every stage of their careers. Each grant is designed to meet the needs of the field and to introduce fresh ideas in Alzheimer's research.

New Investigators Program: August 2014 - January 2015

2015 Complete New Investigators Program Announcement (33 pages)

New Investigator Research Grant (NIRG) (3 pages)
Funds the next generation of promising scientists who have earned their doctoral degrees within the last 10 years

New Investigator Research Grant to Promote Diversity (NIRGD)
(3 pages)
Funds new investigators from diverse backgrounds with intent to support early career development that will lay groundwork for future research grants.

Mentored New Investigator Research Grant to Promote Diversity (MNIRGD) (4 pages)
Funds mentored research conducted by underrepresented researchers.


Part the Cloud - Translational Research Funding for
Alzheimer’s Disease: May - October 2014

Part the Cloud - Translational Research Funding for Alzheimer’s Disease (3 pages)
In its third iteration, the Alzheimer's Association is pleased to announce the Part the Cloud Translational Research Funding initiative to increase the research efforts in Phase I clinical trials directed towards Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Both non-profit and small for-profit agencies are eligible. Small for-profit agencies must submit documentation of net assets and annual earnings for consideration during the letter of intent process.


(CLOSED) Biomarkers Across Neurodegenerative Diseases - BAND:
February – August 2014

Program Announcement (4 pages)


(CLOSED) All Investigators Program:
December 2013 – August 2014 

2014 Program Announcement (69 pages)


How to apply for a grant

See the Application Process and Timeline page for information about the grants application process, review procedures and reporting requirements.



For more information: Contact or call 312.335.5747.